Donor Spotlight: State Farm Agent Elizabeth Lopez
Elizabeth was born in Cd. Delicias, Chih and was raised in El Paso. She completed her first degree in Travel & Tourism, began an exciting career in the travel industry and quickly started management training. After ten years in the travel industry, she went back to school and completed her degree in Business Management. Within ten years, she climbed the corporate ladder up to the Director of Operations for a large consumer services organization.
“After 20 years of working for major organizations, I decided to look for opportunities to own my own business. About a year ago, I was selected to join the State Farm Agency Intern program to begin my training and preparation to own and operate my own State Farm Agency. This has been one of the most remarkable experiences of my life. I am grateful every day that my life hasn’t always been easy – it has prepared me well for this challenge,” expressed Elizabeth.
To be part of an organization that not only promotes Latinas, but also prepares young Latinas through education, technology, and developing leadership skills is what motivates Elizabeth to have a strong presence within the organization. “I have been very blessed to have great examples of strength and integrity in my life – and consider it my responsibility to give back to my community (particularly our Latinas),” she adds.
Elizabeth has been a partner/volunteer with Latinitas for about 5 years and served as a Board Member for the last two years. As a Latinitas volunteer, Elizabeth has helped with coordinating the fashion show and Tiara Tuesday, organizing photography and art exhibit, sponsoring the Butterfly Effect Benefit, and sponsoring camp attendees.
Her advice to girls is: “ABOVE all things – stay true to yourself! Dream big …..all things are possible!”